Senator Clinton kicks off re-election bid at Democratic Convention

Posted: Updated:

Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) kicked off her re-election bid with a unanimous endorsement from the Democratic Party Wednesday.

Clinton spoke to the crowd of delegates about ?taking the country back,? but avoided questions of a possible run for president in 2008. The senator also noted the strength of New York's Democratic statewide ticket. She and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, who is running for governor, are well ahead of their competition in the polls.

Clinton faces a possible Democratic primary in September from anti-Iraq war activist Jonathan Tasini. Tasini says his presence was just to force discussion about the war. Clinton did criticize President Bush for not having an exit strategy.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."